Haroun and the sea of stories
Set in an exotic Eastern landscape peopled by magicians and fantastic talking animals, Salman Rushdie's classic children's novel Haroun and the Sea of Stories inhabits the same imaginative space as Gulliver's Travels , Alice in Wonderland , and The Wizard of Oz . In this captivating adaptation for the stage, Haroun sets out on an adventure to restore the poisoned source of the sea of stories. On the way, he encounters many foes, all intent on draining the sea of all its storytelling powers.
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This was presumably King Chattergy himself. The last two figures on the balcony
were harder for Haroun to identify. There was a young and at present extremely
worked-up fellow with a dashing but somehow foolish look to him ('Prince Bolo, ...
King Chattergy raised his hand; the crowd fell silent. (An unusual event in Gup
City.) The King attempted to speak, but words failed him, and shaking his head
unhappily he stepped back. It was Prince Bolo who burst into impetuous speech.
'A great victory has been won,' old King Chattergy was saying to the crowd, 'a
victory for our Ocean over its Enemy, but also a victory for the new Friendship and
Openness between Chup and Gup, over our old Hostility and Suspicion.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - tungsten_peerts - www.librarything.com
There's a lot to enjoy here (for a short book) but in the end I can't say I loved it. I liked it; it was diverting; I'd recommend it happily to others. This has a bit of wish-dream or deus ex machina ... Read full review
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Suppose you are an internationally acclaimed novelist who has written a book that some people view as blasphemous to a revered figure in a major world religion. A leading cleric of the faith tries to ... Read full review